Live Footage : Majerhat Bridge Collapse, Kolkata

Kolkata: In a terrifying repeat of the under-construction Vivekananda flyover collapse tragedy in March 2016, a portion of the Majerhat bridge gave away on Tuesday in Kolkata’s Alipore area leaving one person dead and at least 20 injured.

Soon after the collapse, police and fire brigade personnel launched a massive rescue operation and pulled out the 25 injured from the debris and sent them to either SSKM Hospital or Calcutta Medical Research Institute for treatment. An official at the site of the mishap said at least 20 to 25 people had been rescued so far. “It is possible that not a lot of people got trapped under the collapsed part of the bridge, but we need to remove the debris to find out what is underneath,” the official said.